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Mystery Book Discussion Group

Bring your lunch and join us the third Tuesday of the month from noon to 1 in the conference room on the second floor of the Main Library, at 361 Washington Street.

Copies of the book to be discussed will be available at the front desk 4 weeks before the meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact reference librarian Liz Mellett at (617) 730-2369 or via email.

The complete list of books the group has read in the past.

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Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Canterbury Tale (2011)

May 17, 2016 Main Library, Conference Room

“There is nothing like a sojourn in the environs of Canterbury, indeed, for the refreshment and further education of a novelist—albeit a secret one, like myself”. Jane Austen investigates the suspicious death of a man found on her brother Edward’s estate in this novel Oprah called one of the “9 mysteries every thinking woman should read”.

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Josephine Tey, The Franchise Affair (1949)

Jun 21, 2016 Main Library, Conference Room

Robert Blair, a lawyer with a comfortable civil practice, is asked to defend two women accused of imprisoning and beating a teenage girl in this classic of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. The UK Crime Writers’ Association named it one of the top 100 crime novels of all time.

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C.S.Harris, Why Kings Confess (2014)

Jul 19, 2016 Main Library, Conference Room

The gruesome murder of a young French physician in Regency London draws aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his pregnant wife, Hero, into a dangerous, decades-old mystery. Nominee for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery of 2014.

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Katherine Hall Page, The Body in the Lighthouse (2003)

Aug 16, 2016 Main Library, Conference Room

To escape the misery of a sweltering August in Aleford, Massachusetts, caterer and minister's wife Faith Fairchild and her family head for their cottage on Maine's peaceful Sanpere Island in Penobscot Bay. But things have changed on Sanpere, courtesy of an aggressive developer. When Faith discovers a corpse she must track down a killer for the sake of a friend and the island she loves.